Ngaryan 3

Supervising Solicitor

Ngaryan became the first paid employee at GMLC in January 2017, joining as its Supervising Solicitor. She specialises in the field of welfare benefits, with a particular focus on assisting people who have been accused of benefit fraud. She has also acted as an expert witness in criminal cases. Ngaryan has been a social welfare…

Kathleen Cosgrove 3

Housing Solicitor

Before becoming a solicitor, Kathy worked in hostels and homelessness advice agencies in London. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has always specialised in housing and homelessness matters. Kathy has links with a number of brilliant voluntary sector workers and legal advisors across Greater Manchester. She has now joined Greater Manchester Law Centre…

Samar

Project Manager, Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP)

Samar has spent over 20 years practising immigration and asylum law. She knew from the start of her legal career that she only wanted to specialise in legal aid work. She trained and qualified with a legal aid practice in London. Samar subsequently moved to the North West and was offered a job at Rochdale…

Charlotte Allen GMLC Volunteer

Front-of-House Co-ordinator

Charlotte manages in a part-time position the Front of House volunteers and schedule. Her background is in architecture and town planning and after she graduated, she worked in local government in London and Northwest England. In the early 1980’s she went to Mozambique, one of the world’s least-developed countries, on a two-year contract. She ended…

Astrid Johnson

Development Manager

Astrid is the other part-time Development Manager at GMLC with a focus on outreach work. This involves creating and maintaining GMLC’s relationships with the Greater Manchester community and local politicians, introducing GMLC’s services and campaigns to them, and recruiting volunteers for the services offered by GMLC. Astrid is responsible for community and corporate fundraising and…

Roz Burgin

Development Manager

Roz is one of two Development Managers at the Greater Manchester Law Centre, co-ordinating GMLC’s campaigning and publicity activities. This involves building a volunteer team for research and publishing, as well as maintaining relationships with press contacts, community groups, Universities and the legal sector. Roz is particularly keen to work with grassroots organisations to support…